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Is potassium good for cramps

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You might want to : Try magnesium supplements and get evaluated for an orthotic.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Potassium: Potassium comes in 10 mEq tabs. The usual daily replacement dose is 20-40 mEq/day. Usually magnesium is also low and needs to be repleted, too. Talk t... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Maybe magnesium: Most people are deficient in magnesium, and very low levels can cause muscle cramping and irritable 'spazy' muscles. Best to get a magnesium product w... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes, but: If your renal function is normal, it's safe but it won't fix your cramps (unless by placebo effect or coincidence). Low potassium doesn't cause muscle... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Cramps: If you have cramps and are taking potassium (K) supplements, you may still have a low K. Get a blood sample and see what your K and magnesium (M) leve... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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None is needed: A low potassium is unlikely to be a cause of cramping. The serum potassium has to be very low before it causes muscle pain. These cramps are most like... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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It's possible: But most people with cramps have a normal potassium.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Yes: Low potassium levels (known as hypokalemia) can often cause muscle weakness and cramps. Low potassium levels can occur after heavy exercise through p... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Competes with Ca++: Calcium and potassium move across the muscle cell membranes during muscle contraction, having an adequate amount of potassium helps to keep this mech... Read More

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